Laurie Hertzel

Senior Editor | Books
Phone: 612-673-7302
Laurie Hertzel is the books editor for the Star Tribune, which means she spends hours every day opening boxes, and each night lugs home more books than anyone could read in a lifetime. But she’s not complaining and knows exactly how lucky she is to be paid to write about books. (When she’s not opening boxes.)

Recent content from Laurie Hertzel

Executive editor is force behind Graywolf Press' recent success

In recent years, books published by Graywolf Press have won just about every significant literary award there is. In nearly...

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 09:12 AM

Louise Erdrich wins fifth Minnesota Book Award

With the award for “The Round House,” she becomes the state’s most celebrated author.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 11:48 PM

Writer examines how autism helps ‘drive the world forward’

Author John Elder Robison was already a success in life, but once he found out he was autistic, his life changed – in a good way

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:40 PM

Cracked Walnut reading series promises a reading a day for a month

Poets and writers are coming to a coffee shop near you, every evening for a month.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 04:39 PM

Author Terry Tempest Williams' new book celebrates the voices of women

Terry Tempest Williams' latest book examines the authenticity of women's lives and the determination needed to share them honestly.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 09:49 AM

THE BOOKMARK: The latest from the local scene

'Future Cities' published by Bascom Hill press, a collection of quirky sci-fi stories.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 05:19 PM

Minneapolis winner of National Book Award publishes new novel

Will Alexander was just another quiet Minneapolis writer when he won a major literary prize for his first book. Now...

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 04:49 PM

Item World: Duluth student hangs with Ben Affleck at Oscars, Prince Week in NYC, more

Abe at the OscarsHow did Abe Diaz, a recent graduate of Duluth East High School, end up on the Oscars...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Book review: 'Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World,' by Matthew Goodman

The story of a little-known race around the world by two young journalists in 1889.

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 04:42 PM

Book review: 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,' by Lawrence Wright

A history of Scientology; from its weird beginning to its current secrecy and brutality.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 07:11 PM

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